May 4, 2008

Tea Time at the old Pasadena Ritz

Back in October of 2007, Pasadena's Ritz Carlton was sold to Langham Hotels for $170,000,000 - yes... that's 170 MILLION! Many of us have happy memories of the old Ritz and were quite disappointed when the sale was announced.

Langham Hotel in Pasadena California

Every time, I drive down Oak Knoll Avenue ...

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Posted in Pasadena
May 2, 2008

Pasadena California Real Estate Market is in Chaos

I am not chicken little, but lets face it, the Pasadena real estate market has been pretty chaotic over the last several months.

We have a lot of different parties to thank for this activity, but mainly, I would say that for the most part, the lenders have given us ...

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Posted in Buyers, Pasadena
May 1, 2008

Pasadena CA Real Estate Property Taxes

How much will I pay in property taxes when I buy my home in Pasadena? How are property taxes calculated on an existing Pasadena home?

I've been getting a lot of property tax questions lately and decided to write a quick post about how consumers are affected when they ...

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Posted in Buyers, Pasadena
April 25, 2008

Pasadena CA South Lake District - Urban Living at its Best!

One of the trendier areas of Pasadena, CA is unarguable the South Lake Avenue District. Lake Avenue is a beautiful tree-lined street that features 10 blocks of top retailers, smaller boutiques and fantastic restaurants. It is also the heart of Pasadena's financial district.

South Lake Avenue District runs from ...

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Posted in Pasadena
April 24, 2008

Moving into a Pasadena California home? Pasadena Occupancy Inspection is Required.

Do you have a rental property in Pasadena, CA where the tenant moved out and youre getting to ready to lease it again?

Are you in the process of selling your home or condo?

Maybe, you are a Pasadena home buyer or renter getting ready to move into your new ...

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Posted in Buyers, Pasadena, Sellers
April 21, 2008

San Rafael Hills in Pasadena is going Green!

Pasadena's first ECO HOUSE is coming to the hills - San Rafael Hills that is - near you!

Architecural Record reports that this home will be three-bedroom, single-level home encompassing 1,975 square feet will sit on an upper terrace of the lot, with a two-car garage under the house at ...

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April 20, 2008

Old Town Pasadena Restaurant Row - Great Places to Eat in Pasadena

Restaurant Row is located in Old Pasadena on Raymond Avenue (between Union & Holly) just off of Colorado Boulevard. Its steps from the new Metro Gold Line station, Pasadena's Senior Center, Norton Simon Museum and Memorial Park.

Pasadena's Restaurant Row offers an eclectic mix of dining venues ranging ...

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Jan. 2, 2008

Oba Sushi Izakaya - a Pasadena Community Hangout

Oba Sushi

Kunche loves Pasadena and she loves the Japanese restaurant business. It's this passion for Pasadena and her consumer driven approach to provide the best service and the freshest food in the area that drove her and her partner, Alvie to open Oba Sushi Izakaya Restaurant.

I want to please ...

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